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Cambridge Companions to Music : The Cambridge Companion to the Guitar - Victor Anand Coelho

Cambridge Companions to Music

The Cambridge Companion to the Guitar

By: Victor Anand Coelho (Editor)

Paperback Published: 7th October 2003
ISBN: 9780521000406
Number Of Pages: 280

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From the first mention in courtly poetry of the thirteenth century to enormous global popularity in the twentieth, the guitar and its development comprises multiple histories, each characterised by distinct styles, playing techniques, repertories and socio-cultural roles. These histories simultaneously span popular and classical styles, contemporary and historical practices, written and unwritten traditions and western and non-western cultures. This is the first book to encompass the breadth and depth of guitar performance, featuring thirteen essays covering different traditions, styles, and instruments, written by some of the most influential players, teachers, and guitar historians in the world. The coverage of the book allows the player to understand both the analogies and differences between guitar traditions, and all styles, from baroque, classical, country, blues, and rock to flamenco, African, Celtic, and instrument making will share the same platform. As musical training is increasingly broadened this comprehensive book will become an indispensable resource.

'A certain novelty of perspective makes for an enlightening read, leaving the reader at the centre of historical and sociological threads that run across the essays as opposed to hopping from island to island of isolated stylistic pieces ... This wide-angled view permeates the whole book, making for an engaging acknowledgement that social context and direct application of, and experimentation with, technique can transcend genre ... strikes a neat balance between comprehensiveness and depth ...'. Journal of Popular Music

New Guitar Histories and World Traditions
Picking through cultures: a guitarist's music history Victor Anand Coelho
Flamenco guitar: history, style, status Peter Manuel
The Celtic guitar: crossing cultural boundaries in the twentieth century Chris Smith
African reinventions of the guitar Banning Eyre
Roots and Rock
The guitar in jazz Graeme Boone
A century of blues guitar Jas Obrecht
Rock guitar from the 1950s to the 1970s: the turn to noise Steve Waksman
Rock guitar since 1980: contesting virtuosity Steve Waksman
The guitar in country music Gordon Ross
Baroque and Classical Guitar Today
Radical innovations, social revolution, and the Baroque guitar Craig Russell
The revival of the classical guitar in the twentieth century David Tanenbaum
Stradivari and Baroque guitar construction Stewart Pollens
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ISBN: 9780521000406
ISBN-10: 0521000408
Series: Cambridge Companions to Music
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 7th October 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 17.4  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.5